Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) is a communications process that entails the planning, creation, integration and implementation of diverse forms of marketing communications (advertisements, sales promotions, publicity releases, events, etc) that are delivered over time to a brands targeted customers and prospects. The goal of IMC is ultimately to influence or directly affect the behaviour of the targeted audience. IMC considers all sources of contact that a customer / prospect has with the brand as potential delivery channels for messages and makes use of all communications methods that are relevant to customers /prospects and to which they might be receptive. IMC requires that all of a brands communication media and messages deliver a consistent message. The IMC process further necessitates that the customer / prospect is the starting point for determining the types of messages and channels that will serve best to inform, persuade and induce action. (Shimp 2003)
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Theory of IMC
Over the years IMC has had much criticism on weather it was a new theoretical concept or a management fashion. Due to its lack of definition, IMC cannot be clearly inferred from practice, it cannot be stated as to what it is or isn’t, its ideas influence as a management fashion can be profound in the general and popular ideas that it disseminates and the rhetoric that it provides to practicing managers.
The difference in opinion about the historical context and the emergence of IMC...